on the status, steve we can see him and possibly lay the groundwork for him coming home. >> police in kuwait have used tear gas to break up an anti- government protest. this appears to show security forces against the crowd of 300 people. protests against the new parliament and slow political reforms has increased over the past year. egypt's recently ordained pope says he wants to see an end to the deep political conflict -- commission. he told al jazeera the church should stay out of state affairs. hmm >> thank you for talking to us. let me begin by asking what is your message this first christmas after being ordained >> happy new year end merry christmas. >> the most important message is one of happiness. the world needs to get happy, especially in egypt. >> what is your message? >> the same message, but i would like to add we need stability. we need a new beginning. we need to stop street protests and start the journey of work in construction. i invite all egyptians to build a new community. >> your delegation withdrew from a constituent assembly. what was your reaction to the referendum?